One way to think of executive functioning is that it’s the CEO of the brain; controlling all the skills required to effectively plan, maintain, and complete daily social and academic tasks. Executive functioning skills, like time management and organization, are essential to a child’s growth, learning ability, and success. These skills develop in early childhood and continue to progress well into adulthood and are important in making a person’s daily life run smoothly. Let’s learn more about the different skills that make up our executive functioning system.
After months of summer fun and laid-back routines, our children are expected to jump right into morning, school, and evening routines. These routines may include increased independence, riding the bus for the first time, or entering a new school altogether. Working together to create a schedule, sensory diet, and clear expectations can help alleviate stress by preparing your child for the transition from summer vacation to school schedule.
We have 8 sensory systems that help us understand and interact with the world around us. Our sensory systems are: auditory, olfactory, gustatory, visual, tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, and interoceptive senses. Learn more about each sensory system here.
Writing is a complex activity that can be a challenge for many children, but working on handwriting skills at home doesn't need to be boring. Check out some fun sensory activities you can incorporate into your handwriting practice here.